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Why Do I Only Cough At Night
Position?: If your cough worsens when you lie down, either at night or in the morning, it may be due to post-nasal drip or gerd. Both of these can cause bronchospasm and lead to cough. The treatments for these are different so see your doctor so treatment can be initiated if either or both of these proves to be the culprit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends...: The best treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. Are you coughing at night when you lie down? If so, this could be due to post-nasal drip which has a very different treatment than bronchospasm (which is another possibility). Other etiologies include gerd which also worsens when lying down. All these possibilities have very different treatments. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux?: A possible cause of a cough that's worse in the evening is gastro-esophageal reflux. After food enters your stomach certain muscles (the LES or lower esophageal spincter) contract to prevent stomach contents from regurgitating back into your esophagus. This condition is more noticeable when lying horizontal. Using a wedge to elevate your upper body while sleeping can help. If persists see your Dr ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Night cough: Night time cough is a common symptom in people with asthma. Usually the cough (with or without wheezing or chest tightness) can occur between 2-3 am. Night cough can also be due to post nasal drip from allergies or sinus problems. Night cough may even be related to stomach acid reflux. A cough specialist, allergist or pulmonologist can assist in the diagnosis and develop a plan to help. ...Read more
I'm having a cough fit and yesterday it woke me up at night. Is there anything to make it better at night?
Medication: Treatment to prevent your night coughing depends on what is causing the cough. Nocturnal coughing often occurs from 2 to 4 in the morning and with the correct medication is should be controlled. Reflux of acid from the stomach can also cause coughing at night and treatment is effective. The key is the diagnosis and you should see your physician. ...Read more
Have got a very catchy cough started with green thick goo now white froth been going for about 4 weeks now, will wake me up at night & continue by day?
Treat: Green sputum means immune cells got involved with your infection. Now the mucous is being produced as part of inflammation. The cough is to bring up this junk. You now prob have reactive airway disease cuz your lungs think they need to keep producing sputum. They don't. Get an xray, you may need a short blast of steroids and an inhaler. Get it chked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nighttime cough: Coughing at night can occur in a number of ailments, most commonly GERD (gastroesophgeal reflux disease), asthma, post-nasal drip/allergies, and fluid in the lungs for example from congestive heart failure. An allergy to dust mites in the pillow could potentially cause coughing at night. If persistent, it is worthwhile getting evaluated in clinic. A proper history/physical should get the answer. ...Read more
Hi, I have a cough, it's not to bad during the day, however at night i can't seem to stop! help please ?
Sinusitis: Depending on when the cough starts at night it may be that you have a sinus infection. When you lay down the sinuses begin to drain and will trigger a cough because of the post-nasal drip that occurs. If the symptom has been going on for more that 7 to 10 days you should see you doctor. ...Read more
Need diagnosis...: Before any cough can be treated, the etiology must be diagnosed. Etiologies of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd or even a combination of factors. All of these have different treatments so you need a diagnosis for the cough first. See your doctor for diagnosis and then treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to reduce airway inflammation. ...Read more
I m having cough from 3 months. .I hv taken medicines (not regularly ). .Bt it is not going. I used to cough mostly at night! help me?
Diff. diagnosis: The diagnosis of chronic cough can be tricky. The fact that your cough has lasted 3 months raises a few different possibilities. 95% of chronic cough is a combination of asthma, post-nasal drip and/or gastric reflux. It often takes a careful history and a therapeutic trial of medication to determine the exact cause. It is time to have a talk with your doctor and possibility a referral. ...Read more
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